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understanding attachment 
in the classroom

Understanding Attachment in the Classroom

Delivered by Lisa Sabotig ~ a chartered educational psychologist working in educational settings for 17 years. A member of the British Psychological Society.

Attachment theory argues that young children acquire age-appropraite behaviour through their interactions with heir significant caregiver (mother, father or a key guardian). However today 40-45% of children are insecurely attached. This may be due to separation from family, persistent disregard of the child's basic needs or continual exposure to conflict and change. 

A traumatised child finds it impossible to process the complex, emotional, cognitive demands of school life. Toxic stress due to trauma in childhood can lead to permanent changes in brain development, having significant adverse affects.

This training package aims to support staff who wish to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of the pupils they work with. It will guid participants through steps in building rapport and affective bonds with pupils, modelling and teaching appropriate behaviours and illustrate some simple stratergies and techniques for use in the classroom.

Participants will have an oppurtunity to explore a 'real-life' case as part of a 'Solution Circle' at the end of this session. 




9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Hazel Oak School, Hazeloak Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2AZ

Who for?

Teachers, NQTs, Classroom assistants, SENCOs, subject leaders,

staff working with mainstream and SEN pupils, senior leaders.


£300 per person, including lunch and refreshments.

Please register your interest ASAP. 

We are a new specialist Teaching Alliance in the Solihull borough, consisting of 4 outstanding special schools and a mainstream primary school. We aim to provide a wide range of training and support opportunities for the local educational community, offering insight into inclusion and SEN provision for all.

Course Enquiry:

“I will use the techniques delivered to help set up the SEN unit at my setting.”

Developing Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing April 2016